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Poster: smgarcia Date: Dec 20, 2008 9:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: March Madness...A Few Months Early...And With Dead Shows

We don't need three back to back to back in 1970. And unfortunately you can't fairly cut any from 1974, and if you do I would cut one from the Winterland run in October. That was a so-so run, the middle one being probably the best one.

I would cut one of the latter 1977 shows, especially that crappy one 10/29/1977.

We we should all do is send you our top 24 shows and you do an "intersection" of all the lists, then rank them by # of times voted, and then take the top 64. If there are no shows from 1981-1985 then, well, shit we don't vote on them.

Can you fire up that web-app in a jiffy?

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Poster: clashcity Date: Dec 20, 2008 10:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: March Madness...A Few Months Early...And With Dead Shows

Indeed. I think 2/13/70 represents that run sufficiently.

Obviously if the selection committee feels differently, so be it.

You're right - none of the 74's are really expendable either.

Hahaha - I'd pull Broome County before I pulled Dekalb! And where is Raceway Park for crying out loud. 6/9/77 ain't got nothing on 9/3.

I like the suggestion of submitting top 24. That would actually give a fairly accurate representation of the top / commonly favorite shows. And then a few dark horses could be sprinkled in, but I doubt there'll be room.

A play-in vote will have to be in order then to do it right.

I don't know if I can have anything that would allow for submission of and tracking of personal bracket selections in short order... although don't count it out entirely... it just might not be very sophisticated.

I searched a bit today looking for any code that has already been written for this type of thing but only found a few half finished projects, or stuff you had to pay for.

In my estimation no one really tackles this kind of thing because the likes of Yahoo, ESPN, CBS Sportsline have such great bracket applications there's no need. UNTIL NOW!!

But what I do already have is a bunch of code I wrote for a polling application. I can modify it and build a few pages for the current matchup and for looking a the results of past matchups. That shouldn't take but a few days.

What is everyone thinking in terms of running the matchup voting? I'm thinking run it like the tournament... Round 1 has the 32 games to be voted on over a week, and then so on... all told it takes 5 weeks.

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Poster: Rings&Bells Date: Dec 21, 2008 8:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: March Madness...A Few Months Early...And With Dead Shows

I too like the one round per week idea. That gives everybody voting time to listen to shows they haven't heard or refresh their memories on ones that they haven't listened to in a while. Once again, I cannot thank you enough for all of your efforts towards making this one very cool undertaking!